Wachesaw Plantation - Murrells Inlet, SC

Wachesaw Plantation is an upscale development  in Murrell's Inlet, Sorth Carolina. With amenities ranging from a Tom Fazio designed golf course, Horse Stables, Tennis courts and pool. Close to both marina's marinas on the Intracoastal Waterway.  fine dining, and theaters, it provides the mix of amenities desired for a refined lifestyle in the Myrtle Beach community.

The original Wachesaw Plantation, that the community takes its name from, was a pair of rice plantations founded in the late18th century; the mixture of the Waccamaw River, coastal access for shipping, and ready floodplains for rice cultivation made it ideal for agricultural development and expansion in the years leading up the American Civil War. At one point, the rice plantation was one of the most successful in the Southern US, with over 50,000 tons of rice shipped from the Wachesaw Plantation north for processing and shipping.

Comparatively untouched by that conflict, the years of Restoration caused a general decline in the plantation's fortunes. The local economy moved to commercial fishing, and then sport fishing, and while agriculture was still a major staple of the economy, the manpower requirements (and the opening of rice production in the Western US) caused it to shift from being an export crop driven economy to one geared to making food for local consumption.

By the dawn of the 20th century, the Wachesaw plantations were shells of their former selves, and were producing a trivial amount of grain. Their owners gradually shifted them to cultural preserves, first as places to store boats for the local boating community, then parceled out as residential communities for development, with the first major development in the 1920 as an estate, which was later re-sold in parcels for individual home owners as the real estate values rose.

The current instantiation of the Wachesaw plantation grounds are now residential golf communities, structured around some of the most historic golf courses in South Carolina, some dating back to the turn of the century. Many of the areas in these communities are also dig sites for the South Carolina Archaeological Society, which is trying to document both the European development of the area, and the initial European settlements, as well as trying to find the foundations and extent of the pre-Columbian hunter-gatherer societies that migrated through the area, using it as a source for wild grains and game, and a base for oystering and some fishing in the creeks and on the coastal waters.

Wachesaw Plantation homes retain their value well. Even with the down economy and the recession, most Wachesaw owners are tied to their homes by roots of kinship and tradition; the handful of properties that are available are available at a premium price, even eighteen months after the first shock waves hit the housing market. Like most 'owner occupied' houses, the financial underpinnings of the properties are well built - a solid financial foundation for home ownership, rather than the flavor of the minute latest complex mortgage package.

This is a very private 24 hr gated community, that sits on the ICW. Its beautiful to just drive through Wachesaw with the large oaks that hang over the roads.

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40 Photos 4436 Richmond Hill Dr. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

4436 Richmond Hill Dr.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2104581 / Active
5 br, 6 ba, 3 ½ ba, 10477 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $115 Monthly
Type: Detached, Year Built: 2011

Welcome to this amazing 1.73 acre low country estate located in the prestigious gated community of Wachesaw Plantation, a setting like no other in ... 

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$1,794,000
Reduced -$151,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Southern Shores
40 Photos 4492 Richmond Hill Dr. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

4492 Richmond Hill Dr.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2105971 / Pending Contingent On Financing
3 br, 2 ba, 1 ½ ba, 4001 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $115 Monthly
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1994

Location Location Location. In a coveted gated community that captures and protects the best of Murrells Inlet and the Low Country. From the rear... 

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$650,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams MB S. Realty
40 Photos 2004 Turnberry Ln. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

2004 Turnberry Ln.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2100181 / Pending Contingent On Financing
4 br, 3 ba, 1 ½ ba, 5122 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $100 Monthly
Type: Detached, Year Built: 2002

Welcome to 2004 Turnberry Lane – a stunning all brick custom-built single story low country home with an inviting southern style front porch. Locat... 

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$649,900
Provided courtesy of Century 21 The Harrelson Group
36 Photos 2005 Riverwood Dr. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

2005 Riverwood Dr.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2105791 / Pending Sale - Cash Terms
5 br, 4 ba, 5400 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $115 Monthly
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1991

ALTHOUGH THIS ONE IS UNDER CONTRACT.. the seller will entertain back up offers in the event the offer originally accepted does not close. 

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$649,900
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty MI PI
40 Photos 1406 Jasmine Ln. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

1406 Jasmine Ln.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2108069 / Pending Sale - Cash Terms
4 br, 3 ba, 1 ½ ba, 3585 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $199 Monthly
Type: Detached, Year Built: 2004

Immediately as you drive through the continuously manned security gates, you will be in absolute awe of the beauty that you will soon call home. Yo... 

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$579,900
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty MI PI
40 Photos 4335 Hunters Wood Dr. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

4335 Hunters Wood Dr.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2105453 / Pending Contingent On Financing
4 br, 4 ba, 1 ½ ba, 4300 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $100 Monthly
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1993

ALTHOUGH THIS ONE IS UNDER CONTRACT.. the seller will entertain back up offers in case the offer in first position does not work out. 

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$549,900
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty MI PI
37 Photos 4604 Carriage Run Dr. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

4604 Carriage Run Dr.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2106781 / Pending Contingent Contract
4 br, 4 ba, 1 ½ ba, 3628 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $240 Monthly
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1992

Welcome to Murrells Inlet South Carolina!!! This Beautiful home is located in the private and gated golf course community of Wachesaw Plantation an... 

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$419,000
Provided courtesy of Grand Strand Coastal Realty
40 Photos 4416 Paddock Run Dr. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

4416 Paddock Run Dr.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Residential

MLS# 2104363 / Pending Contingent On Financing
3 br, 3 ba, 1 ½ ba, 2100 Tot. Sqft, HOA: $788 Monthly
Type: Detached with HPR, Year Built: 1998

WON'T LAST LONG!!! Enjoy the outstanding view and quiet elegance of this exclusive waters-edge Wachesaw Plantation property!!! This Carriage Run Co... 

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$350,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams MB S. Realty
7 Photos 4952 Fulton Pl. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

4952 Fulton Pl.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Wachesaw Plantation
Land

MLS# 2013266 / Active
0.53 Acres, n/a Lot(s), HOA: $100 Monthly
Type: Residential Lot, Lot Size: .5-1 Acres

Immediately as you drive through the continuously manned security gates, you will be in absolute awe of the beauty that you will soon call home. Yo... 

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$84,900
Reduced -$2,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty MI PI

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